About ten minutes out from the end of the auction I set aside the cards I was working on and settled in at my computer with a bowl of nachos and a big cup of water to watch my card.
With about three minutes left I was clearly focused on my target. The Romo autograph was stuck at $3.25, my nachos were gone, and my water was going fast. I decided to try for the Romo card at $10 flat with shipping. Meaning a bid of $7.00 bid with the $3.00 shipping fee. It seemed like a winner...
I watched the time countdown on the Romo autograph and with just nine seconds left I submitted my bid of $7 and witnessed the awesome green Congratulations High Bidder Screen, but
I lost. I do not lose auctions often and was disappointed to lose the Romo autograph. However, I remembered the words of Ebby Calvin "Nuke" LaLoosh who once said:
After being down for a short time about my loss I managed to find a case breaker who had cracked some Prizm and had a Romo card that he was willing to send my way. So, this afternoon I went and checked my mailbox and found this gem in one of the padded envelopes inside:
2013 Panini Prizm Sergio Romo Autograph